Small port every 30 miles apart - Development of services for lively water tourism in the Eastern Gulf of Finland

P3 Well-connected region

3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development

Southern Finland - Estonia

01.09.2015 - 30.11.2018

€3 301 746

€2 601 314

Project Summary:

ENDED. The project 30MILES aims at improving the overall service level and safety in small ports and waterfront. The problem is that there is no network of small ports with a good service level and enough piers for leisure boaters to visit. As better small ports increase the attractiveness of the region the project idea is to organise small ports into a cooperating network in the distance of every 30 miles.

In practice the project establishes a ring of ports around the Eastern Gulf of Finland to focus on joint development of sustainable port services and marketing activities. Joint efforts are made to improve the services offered in small ports and help them receive better visibility from the potential visitors. Effective marketing is implemented to inform the visitors and to create sustainability for the local businesses.

As a result of the project service level increases in 12 small ports in the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The new ring of ports create an attractive entity which is in the interest of boaters. The information about the services of the ports and accessibility is clearly presented. The improvements attract new businesses and investors, which in turn attract more visitors to the area.

Lead Partner

Meriturvallisuuden ja -liikenteen tutkimusyhdistys ry

Country: FI


Partner budget: 474.904 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 356.178 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu

Country: FI


Partner budget: 430.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 322.500 EUR ERDF

Helsingin yliopisto, Ympäristötieteiden laitos, Kalatalouden ja ympäristöriskien tutkimusryhmä

Country: FI


Partner budget: 292.632 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 219.474 EUR ERDF

Cursor Oy

Country: FI


Partner budget: 552.666 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 414.499 EUR ERDF

Posintra Oy

Country: FI


Partner budget: 301.501 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 226.126 EUR ERDF

Ida-Viru Ettevötluskeskus SA

Country: EE


Partner budget: 59.030 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 50.176 EUR ERDF

MTÜ Eisma Sadam

Country: EE


Partner budget: 251.688 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 213.935 EUR ERDF

Viimsi Vallavalitsus

Country: EE


Partner budget: 324.800 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 276.080 EUR ERDF

Eesti Meremuuseum

Country: EE


Partner budget: 196.500 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 167.025 EUR ERDF

Narva Linna Arenduse ja Ökonoomika Amet

Country: EE


Partner budget: 168.025 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 142.821 EUR ERDF

Narva-Jõesuu Linnavalitsus

Country: EE


Partner budget: 250.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 212.500 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Lääne-Viru Maavalitsus

Country: EE

Suomen Purjehdus ja Veneily ry

Country: FI

Expected results

The main result of the project is targeted to have increased service level in the ports: PORVOO GUEST MARINA is one part of the Kokonniemi future Master Planning process, which will explore the new business model for services offered throughout the year. LOVIISA LAIVASILTA MARINA operations need to be designed to meet the demands of bigger boats. KOTKA OLD PORT MARINA will be part of the tourism resort which includes also outlet-, hotel- and leisure areas as well as cruise services. HAMINA TERVASAARI PORT area will focus on services for boaters as well as for all visitors, but especially tourists crossing the border between Finland and Russia by car. VIROJOKI KLAMILA harbor will remarkably be expanding its services. PYHTÄÄ KEIHÄSSALMI PORT fishing port activities are strengthened by improving the marina area and developing new services for boaters. In Viimsi, the PORTS OF LEPPNEEME and KELNASE the safety level is raised by establishing online weather stations. In the EISMA PORT will develop services to sea tourist and local small boat owners. In the NARVA PORT development activities are targeted to increase the services as a guest port. NARVA-JÕESUU HARBOR infrastructure will be renovated and harbour facilities will be developed, including provision of maritime services - yachting, boat rental etc.In the SEAPLANE HARBOR which is part of Estonian Maritime Museum, necessary services for tourists will be target of the development activities.

Internet presence

Twitter feed


YouTube Channel

Other media visibility

Kysely pienvenesatamista avattu

Suomen itäisissä venesatamissa ryhdyttiin töihin – tavoitteena kääntää veneiden nokat lännestä itään

Nätverk av hamnar lockar båtfararna österut

Merimaili - Finnish TV Programme presents all 30MILES ports

Merevaade - Estonian TV Programme presents all 30MILES ports

Project videos

Eisma port ESTONIA
Narva port ESTONIA
Seaplane harbour ESTONIA
Kelnase port ESTONIA
Leppneeme port ESTONIA
Guest harbour, Porvoo FINLAND
Loviisa Guest Harbour FINLAND
Keihässalmi Port FINLAND
Kotka Kantasatama FINLAND
Tervasaari Port, Hamina FINLAND
Klamila Port FINLAND

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